Skip to comments.Conservative Author David Barton Says Obama Is Most Biblically Hostile US President
Posted on 03/12/2012 9:46:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
David Barton, an influential conservative activist promoting America's Judeo-Christian heritage, has joined a long list of critics of President Obama's contraceptive mandate and its impact on religious liberties. But Barton has taken his criticism one step further in a recent blog post by claiming that the Obama administration is the most Biblically hostile in U.S. history.
The Texas-based evangelical author and self-taught historian wrote in his latest WallBuilders post:
"So perhaps the most accurate description of his (President Obama) antipathy toward Catholics, Protestants, religious Jews, and the Jewish nation would be to characterize him as anti-Biblical. And then when his hostility toward Biblical people of faith is contrasted with his preferential treatment of Muslims and Muslim nations, it further strengthens the accuracy of the anti-Biblical descriptor."
The Christian Post contacted White House officials on Friday asking for a response to Barton's post but did not receive a statement by press time.
Barton cites numerous examples of the president's comments and actions that he says support his accusation. The list includes the White House's insistence that religious symbols at the site of Obama's speaking engagements be covered up when he speaks, Obama's nomination of three pro-abortion individuals as ambassadors to the Vatican (all of whom were rejected by the Vatican), and his recent contraceptive mandate that would require all insurance companies, including religious organizations that may be self-insured, to provide free birth control to all women.
Barton's latest criticism of the president has raised the ire of some in the Obama administration and leading Christian Democrats.
David Kennedy, a Colorado attorney and author of, You Voted for Who? And You Call Yourself a Christian?, defended President Obama and called into question the motives of some of the nation's leading evangelical leaders.
"Whether it be the likes of Franklin Graham or David Barton, there are many poli-religious leaders in our faith who need to be exposed for their ulterior political motives when they level these types of Pharisaical insults at President Obama or any Christian politician," said Kennedy in an email to The Christian Post.
"Thus far, I have seen President Obama's faith that of a Christian to be evident daily in his actions and decisions, and I applaud his ability to show his faith while defending the rights of all faiths and interests."
Barton, 56, began his career by first serving as a young minister and high school teacher before founding Specialty Research Associates in 1987, which later became WallBuilders. In addition, he is the former co-chair of the Republican Party of Texas.
In April of 2009, Barton penned an article titled, Is President Obama Correct: Is America No Longer a Christian Nation? in which he cited remarks President Obama made in Turkey his first overseas trip that occurred only months after he took office about America not strictly being a Christian nation.
"As I've said before, one of the great strengths of the United States is and as I've mentioned we have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values," Obama had said. "I think Turkey modern Turkey was founded with a similar set of principles."
Barton and others have questioned why Obama's explanation of the nation's Christian heritage differed from those of previous presidents who have publicly declared America is indeed a Christian nation.
Democrat President Harry Truman, for instance, in a letter to Pope Pius XII in August of 1947 wrote, "this is a Christian Nation," and "As a Christian Nation our earnest desire is to work with men of good will everywhere to banish war and the causes of war from the world whose Creator desired that men of every race and in every clime should live together in peace, good will and mutual trust."
Barton concluded his latest post by claiming Obama's "acts of hostility toward people of Biblical faith" are "literally unprecedented."
So which candidate is Mr. Barton promoting?
David Barton is a hack who should be avoided by all serious conservatives.
Have you heard him speak?
By the way, he is a walking encyclopedia on the Constitution!
RE: David Barton is a hack who should be avoided by all serious conservatives.
So, could you kindly remind us again what this guy did to be called a hack?
Indeed he is!! I hate to say it but I can't keep up with him. Glad he is around for WeThePeople's sake.
Hostility is what you get from militants, and Obama is nothing, if not a militant black man and a good Marxist militant, both of which consider the Bible, the Constitution and Capitalism to be instruments the white man has used to suppress and control the struggling masses. People who don’t understand Obama are doomed to be destroyed or enslaved by him.
I’ll take his endorsement anyday!
If he is endorsing anyone is is NOT Romney. I’ll bet my life on that.
I am sure that is true.
Still, I would like to know what a man of such erudition is doing during the time of national decision.
Was Mr. Barton a part of the recent meetings where the social conservatives decided to throw their collective weight behind Rick Santorum? They appear to have been quite successful in their support of Senator Santorum.
“David Barton is a hack who should be avoided by all serious conservatives.”
David Barton is a solid conservative, a solid scholar and a great man.
And fools should avoid posting unfounded, derogatory comments about him.
Here is a partial listing of the atrocities from that link:
1. Acts of hostility toward people of Biblical faith:
April 2008 Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they cling to guns or religion and have an antipathy to people who aren't like them. 1
February 2009 Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011. 2
April 2009 When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name be covered when he is making his speech. 3
May 2009 Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House. 4
April 2009 In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three. 5
October 19, 2010 Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about the Creator when quoting the Declaration of Independence an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions. 6
November 2010 Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is E pluribus unum rather than In God We Trust as established by federal law. 7
January 2011 After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court. 8
February 2011 Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious freedom ambassador, an official that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress. 9
April 2011 For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring. 10
August 2011 The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception. 11
November 2011 Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelts famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial. 12
November 2011 Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech. 13
December 2011 The Obama administration denigrates other countries' religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights. 14
January 2012 The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis. 15
February 2012 The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion. 16
I don’t know. It is only recently I’m seeing posts about him. I found him by accident on TV once awhile back. I was flabbergasted at what I didn’t know when I could keep up - like anything. LOL!! And things I never thought of.
I don’t remember him in earlier elections but maybe if the name was mentioned I didn’t know him - so I don’t know if he makes public endorsements.
His endorsement would be gold and usually I’m not so impressed by endorsements because they are political favors, friends, media/advertisers limits.
But his is in a class by itself.
Thank you. Someone is keeping track for the history books and/or whatever. GREAT!
You need to explain this or else admit your error. Otherwise we serious conservatives will be avoiding you, I reckon.